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Adenoidectomy

At some point in time or another, just about everyone has dealt with a sore throat. However, there are times when the tonsils inside of your mouth end up becoming infected. Tonsils aren’t the only glands that are vulnerable inside of your mouth. The adenoids are located higher in your mouth behind the roof of your mouth and your nose. When the adenoids become inflamed and enlarged, they can make it difficult to breathe. You can schedule the surgery with Surgery Center Network.

How do I know if I need an adenoidectomy?

Even though your adenoids are meant to help filter germs and bacteria from the body, they can end up getting overwhelmed with bacteria and wind up infected. Whenever this occurs, they can end up swollen and inflamed. It is more common in children, but does affect adults as well. Common symptoms of adenoiditis will vary based upon what caused the infection to begin with, but often include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Swollen glands in your neck
  • Sore throat
  • Pain in your ear

How is the adenoidectomy procedure performed?

Even though the problem is normally treated with an antibiotic, frequent infections often require surgery to remove your adenoids. Since tonsils and adenoids tend to work together, both are often removed during this surgery. Your doctor can discuss all of the benefits of the surgery with you to determine what approach to take.

Using a general anesthetic, your child is asleep during the procedure. Since the adenoids and tonsils can easily be removed through the mouth, there is no need for additional incisions beyond where the tissues are removed. Most of the time, you can go home after your surgery. Expect to spend a few hours recovering after the surgery is complete.

What is recovery like after an adenoidectomy?

Many people feel nauseous until after the anesthetic has completely worn off. In the week after the surgery, you might experience the following:

  • Sore throat is common for a week to 10 days after the surgery. Eating is often uncomfortable.
  • For several days following the surgery, a low fever is common.
  • Snoring and breathing through the mouth is common after the procedure because of swelling in your throat.
  • Ear and throat pain is common for a few weeks after your surgery.
  • In the area where the adenoids were removed, thick, white scabs will form. Most of the time, they will fall off in smaller pieces within about 10 days after your procedure.

How much does an adenoidectomy cost?

When performed in a hospital, you will spend $29,500 on the surgery. Managed care facilities charge $7,375. Booking your surgery through Surgery Center Network will make the procedure $2,950.

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